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EuroVelo 13 Iron Curtain Trail
Opening Ceremony Aug.19th  2014 - VIDEO


am Bild 1 vlnr.: Michael Cramer - Initiator des “Iron Curtain Trail”, Mitglied des Europ. Parlaments, LH Hans Niessl, Csaba Hende - Verteidigungsminister von Ungarn, Becsey Zsolt - Staatssekretär im Ministerium für Nationale Entwicklung von Ungarn, Szájer József, Mitglied des Europ. Parlaments. (Landesmedienservice)

Opening Ceremony „EuroVelo 13“– „ICT“ (Iron Curtain Trail) at the Austrian -Hungarian Border
Sopronkőhida, St. Margarethen,  Paneuropäisches Piknik, August, 19th 2014
- Impressions
In 2014 the exact track of the route was defined and the signposting has been finished within a project - funded by the SEE (South-Eastman performed Europe) program of the European Union - organised by a project consortium led by the West Pannon Development Agency, together with the project partners the Regional Management Burgenland and the "Association of the Hungarian Cyclists', and with the support of the Hungarian Ministry of National development and the Province of Burgenland
on the pic.: Michael Cramer - Founder “Iron Curtain Trail”, MEP, Hans Niessl - Governor of Burgenland, Csaba Hende - Minister of Defence of Hungary, Becsey Zsolt - Secretary of State in the Ministry of nat. Development , Szájer József -MEP

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For almost half a century, Europe was forcibly divided into East and West by the "Iron Curtain", a border stretching from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea. The Iron Curtain Trail (ICT) is a European cycle route which invites people to retrace and experience this important part of the continent's history.
EuroVelo is a network of 14 long distance cycle routes connecting and uniting the whole European continent. The routes can be used by cycle tourists as well as by local people making daily journeys and it is envisaged that the network will be substantially complete by 2020 One of the newest trail is the Iron Curtain Trail -EuroVelo route nr. 13., which leads from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea and is more than 10,400 km long (approximately 8,800 km of which is inside the EU and 1,600 km is located outside). 


The ICT is the longest cycle route within den european cycling network.
The Burgenland-route of this European cycle route starts on the border with Slovakia and runs along the austrian-hungarian border to the border with Slovenia.

It combines historical sites, which are lined up like a string of pearls, for example
Bridge of Andau,
-  "Baron Gustav Berg - Bridge" at  Hanság cycle route (7MB) to the hungarien city of Kapuvár   generel information of the region (4 MB)
Nationalparc Neusiedler See - Seewinkel
Paneuropean Pic-nic place,
-  Grenzerfahrungsweg of Bildein (Southern Burgenland) oder
St. Emerichs-church in the "No man's land" between Inzenhof and Rönök

Except for short sections the bike trail is paved.

Projectinfo: Iron Curtain Trail (10 2012 - 09 2014)

The development of the Euro Velo 13 - Iron Curtain Trail is the main subjekt of the  SEE-Project "Iron Curtain Trail" Regionalmanagment Burgenland Ltd. (with the team of the mobility centre Burgenland) is projectpartner of the Projekt.
Pressrelease: Partnermeeting in June 2013 in Eisenstadt
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